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  • n. niter

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Niter.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Natron.
  • n. Niter.

Etymologies

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Latin, natron.

Examples

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  • From the examples:

    "Mention of this substance is made in (Proverbs 25: 20) -- "and as vinegar upon nitre" -- and in (Jeremiah 2: 26) The article denoted is not that which we now understand by the term nitre i.e. nitrate of Potassa -- "saltpetre" -- but the nitrum of the Latins and the natron or native carbonate of soda of modern chemistry."

    Smith's Bible Dictionary

    June 7, 2017